Two days ago I stumbled upon a rather cool AIR application for managing ASDoc documentation offline and I thought it might help others too. Because sometimes I end up in a place without Wi-Fi, I needed a simple way to make ASDoc references, like the BlackBerry® Tablet OS SDK for Adobe® AIR® API Reference, available offline.
I was happy to find that one solution is an AIR application called DOC?. You can download it from here. You can add as many ASDoc sources you wish, the app will download and index them locally.
And then you can select the “book” you want and navigate to your heart’s content between the pages:
Of course it is not perfect (I wish I could use it for any type of documentation not only ASDoc) and occasionally you may hit a bug (it seems that a big documentat takes a lot of time to index). But for me, it is just perfect! Big kudos to Jeroen Beckers and Michiel Vancoillie, the creators of this nice little app. And, at the same time, this application illustrates perfectly the power of AIR and Flex. Well done Jeroen and Michiel.